Remarketing

Leases to get more expensive, ALG says

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015

Low-cost monthly auto leases will become more expensive over the next couple of years, predicts ALG President Larry Dominique. That's because the supply of used light vehicles -- especially those 3 to 5 years old -- returning to the market will rise significantly, lowering used-vehicle prices and residual values to prerecession levels....
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Fewer photos prevents 'image fatigue,' used-car shopper report says

4:04 pm U.S. ET | March 24, 2015

Too many photos in online used-vehicle listings can cause “image fatigue” for consumers, a study released today found. The optimal number? Nine....
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Auction changes meet hurdles as coalition breaks

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

For two years, the hottest topic in the auto-auction world has been multiplatform selling: A vehicle listed on one company's online auction would show up on rivals' platforms as well, allowing buyers to bid across those competing platforms until the sale is done. But that dream is now in danger....
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Manheim offers a la carte services

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2015

Manheim, the nation's largest auto auction company, is unbundling services that it had offered only on vehicles that dealers bought or sold through its auctions. The company will offer vehicle acquisition, inspection, reconditioning, transportation and other services a la carte....
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ADESA bows out of multiple platform auction sales

7:52 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

After investing nearly two years and “several million dollars” to help create online auction selling across multiple platforms, ADESA is bowing out, said Peter Kelly, president of ADESA's corporate sibling in charge of digital services....
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Salvage auction does a bang-up business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Salvage auto-auction company Insurance Auto Auctions Inc., sibling to auction giant ADESA, has been on a growth spurt since December 2013. In that time, it has opened, acquired, reopened, moved or expanded sites in 13 markets. The moves were necessary to meet the demand of quickly disposing of wrecked vehicles, says CEO John Kett....
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VW sees 'banner year' for certified-used sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Volkswagen division's certified used-vehicle sales rose 17 percent last month to 7,675. It was the brand's best certified used-vehicle sales for a January and the beginning of a "banner year," said Michael Ashton, VW's senior manager of CPO and used-vehicle operations....
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Black Book's Beggs to retire April 1

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015

Ricky Beggs, senior vice president and editorial director for Black Book, will retire April 1, the company said today....
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AutoWeb sells Web traffic -- but it's not stopping there

11:56 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015

There’s another Web traffic source for dealers to use. Miami-based AutoWeb is an online search company that allows dealers to see which vehicles potential shoppers are interested in....
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Exec: Enterprise holds steady on program cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Unlike its two closest competitors, Hertz Corp. and Avis Budget Group Inc., Enterprise Holdings is not increasing the percentage of its 2015 fleet filled by program cars, vehicles for which the automaker takes responsibility for remarketing, said the executive in charge of the company's vehicle acquisitions....
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Used-vehicle prices finish 2014 strong

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Greater volumes of off-lease, retired rental and other used vehicles returned to the market last year, but overall values of used vehicles closed 2014 with prices in December registering year-over-year increases....
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Certified used sales poised for another record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Buoyed by an uptick in off-lease vehicles flowing back into the market, the industry will sell at least 2.5 million certified used vehicles this year, breaking last year's record, some analysts predict....
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Service lanes can become source of used-car inventory

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

Brian Benstock has found that his own service department is the best place to shop for used vehicles. When the general manager of Paragon Honda in Woodside, N.Y. needs a used car or truck of a certain model year, color and trim level, he searches his database and invites owners of those vehicles into his service department. He offers them discounts on maintenance work....
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Reports aim to aid VW certified used sales

6:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Volkswagen of America will provide free CarStory Market Reports to VW dealers to help educate consumers about the benefits of VW's certified used-vehicle program and to help dealers sell more certified used VW vehicles....
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ARLENA SAWYERS

BLOG: How will the newest metal in Detroit hold up in the used market?

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2015

When analysts who examine used vehicles and establish prices for them look at an all-new or redesigned car or pickup, they study exterior styling, engine specs and technical innovations. The also weigh factors such as price, incentives, competitors and deliveries to rental fleets....
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More off-lease pickups, SUVs and crossovers in 5 years, KBB says

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2015

Cars dominated the top segments of vehicles coming off lease in 2014, but the segments with the most projected off-lease growth in 2019, vs. 2014 volumes, will be SUVs, crossovers and pickups, analysts from Kelley Blue Book predicted Sunday....
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KAR Auction names Peter Kelly president of new digital group

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2015

KAR Auction Services, parent of ADESA, has named Peter Kelly president of its new Digital Services Group, effective immediately. Kelly, 46, co-founded Openlane in 1999 and has been KAR’s chief technology officer since 2013....
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Manheim aims to get auctions done faster

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

In October, Manheim began requiring sellers to set the starting bid on their vehicles no lower than three bids below their floor price....
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Retired rentals ding prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

The talk in remarketing circles has been about how the rising tide of off-lease vehicles will push used-car prices down. But more retired rental units are destined to hit the market next year, too....
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DriveTime names Manheim, low-end vehicle auction as exclusive remarketers

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 11, 2014

DriveTime has named Manheim and Go Auto Exchange, an auction that specializes in dealer-to-dealer sales of low-end used vehicles, as its exclusive sales outlet for remarketing vehicles....
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Lack of 2014 retired rental units buoy Nov. auction prices

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2014

Strong used-vehicle demand and a sharp decline in retired rental vehicles offered at auction buoyed prices of used cars and trucks in November....
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Dealer's vintage car auction packs 'em in

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

We reported last month on Dallas-area Ford dealer Sam Pack's plans to auction off 131of his 473 vintage automobiles in Dallas on Nov. 15. So how did things turn out? The event certainly attracted a crowd....
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Structural damage or fender bender?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

TrueFrame will inspect any vehicle, at a dealership's request, that has an accident on its history report. TrueFrame issues its own report if the vehicle passes its cosmetic and structural standards. The TrueFrame report is sent to the dealership that requested it and to vehicle history reporting companies such as Carfax Inc., which has agreed to link TrueFrame reports to its vehicle history reports....
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Next phase of multiplatform sales? Hold your horses

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Remarketers, auto dealers and others had hoped to hear at a remarketing conference this month about when the next stage in online multiplatform auction selling would arrive. But when Jay Cadigan, who represents Manheim in conversations with other key players hammering out details of the initiative, was asked about its timeline, he demurred....
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Two-car households will decline, KPMG report predicts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2014

Two-car households may be on the decline as urbanization increases, but they are far from disappearing, a KPMG report said this week....
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